Famous Belfast lobster predicts an early winter

Published: Sep. 5, 2022 at 8:44 PM EDT
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BELFAST, Maine (WABI) - Passy Pete declared today that winter is on its way.

In what has become an annual tradition, the now famous Belfast lobster predicted if summer will last for six more weeks.

During the ritual, the lobster is retrieved from bay by the Belfast barons, a group of residents who help Passy.

Passy communicates his prophecy by selecting a scroll that is read to the group that gathered for the event.

David Crabile, one of the Belfast barons, says there is no butter or boiling involved in this ritual because Passy is always returned to the harbor after his prediction.